Overview

Dowleswaram is a municipality within the Greater Rajamahendravaram Municipal Corporation. It is also part of the Godavari Urban Development Authority. The Dowleswaram Barrage, also known as the Dhavaleshwaram Barrage, was built in 1852 on the lower stretch of the Godavari River before it empties into the Bay of Bengal. It was rebuilt in 1970 and was renamed Sir Arthur Cotton Barrage or Godavari Barrage. Dowlaiswaram is a small town located in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, India, covering an area of approximately 4.2 square miles (11 square kilometers). Situated near the confluence of the Godavari River and the mighty Bay of Bengal, Dowlaiswaram holds immense cultural and religious significance in the region. The town is renowned for its historic temples, including the Sri Golingeswara Swamy Temple and the Sri Veereswara Swamy Temple, which attract devotees and tourists alike. Dowlaiswaram is also known for its scenic beauty, with lush greenery, coconut groves, and serene riverbanks offering a tranquil retreat for visitors. The town’s annual festivals and religious celebrations add to its vibrant ambiance, showcasing the rich cultural heritage of Andhra Pradesh. With its blend of natural beauty and cultural richness, Dowlaiswaram invites travelers to experience the essence of coastal Andhra Pradesh.

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